More of my simple cards, just for you

Last Thursday I shared some of the cards I created with the retiring Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack and DSP. I bet you thought there were no more cards to be made from this set, but you’ll be incredibly surprised! There are 50 double-sided card in the card pack, so that’s up to 50 cards. Add some of the matching DSP, and your card stash becomes almost unlimited!

Today’s cards are fun fold cards to highlight the Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack. Here are three of them.

For each card I used a Basic White card base, but cut away a portion of the front so you see part of the inside of the card. This first one uses a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece, scored and fold at 4-1/4″. Next I cut off 2-1/4″ off the front and adhered the Misty Moonlight dotted DSP to the remaining piece. The Memories & More card attached to the front flap so that it is centered on the entire card. Just be sure to only put your adhesive on the card piece that attaches to that blue section. I’ve accidentally been a little too enthusiastic with my glue in the past and glued my card shut. Just saying – be careful! (LOL). I popped the greeting up with glue dots. On the inside, the back design on the pink daisy/sunflower card is sunflowers, so they made a nice accent when you open the card.

This second card uses the same template, different DSP piece and one of the bright, multi-flower cards. Again I used one of the cutout greetings. However, the pattern on the back of this card didn’t work for the inside, so I cut a piece of matching flower DSP to cover the portion that was showing.

This card is a 4-1/4″ x 11″ base, folded in half. I cut 2-1/2″ off the bottom of the front, added the DSP, then another of the same Memories & More card. The greeting was popped up with dimensionals.

For the last card for today I used one of the 4″ x 6″ cards with the flowers on each side. I fussy cut around both, adding one piece to the front and the other piece to the inside. I added the string of pearls to dress the card up and used one of the sticker labels for my greeting. I’m leaving it blank for now so when I need it I can add an appropriate greeting.

To make these cards you’ll need the same supplies as yesterday cards, so if you have them from yesterday, you are ready to go. If not, here’s the list:

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Memories of Yesterday for FMS482

My cousin’s wife’s adult son died last week after battling heart problems most of his life. I know it’s been so hard for her and her grandsons, and I wanted to send her a sympathy card. As I was contemplating my card design, I saw this week’s FMS482 sketch. I thought it was such a simple, elegant layout for such a sad card.

I’ve also been playing with my Dandy Garden suite products and wanted to use my Dandy Wishes dies for a card. Thus, my design came together and here’s my final card.

Here’s the inside, simple, but heartfelt for her loss.

I added a strip of the matching Dandy Garden DSP to the envelope to finish it off. I only hope it brings a comforting smile to her face to know that we care and are thinking of her right now.

Here’s the things you will need to make this card. It’s called a slim-line card and measures 7-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ before folding. Folded it measures 3-3/4″ x 8-1/2″. It fits in a normal business size envelope which makes it easy to mail. And here’s the supplies:

Be sure to check out the retiring items before May 3!

And be sure to keep checking the Clearance sale since things get added all the time. Great bargains on wonderful Stampin’ Up! items!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Do you need more easy cards?

As things are returning to normal and many of you are returning to in-person work and events, does it seem like your crafting time has diminished? But do you still want to create cards, not buy them? One of the best solutions I can recommend is to use your Memories & More card packs! They require very little time, stamping and creating but create beautiful cards.

I pulled out the remainder of my Flowers for Every Season Memories & More card pack and the coordinating Flowers for Every Season DSP. Both are retiring May 3 (and on sale!) so I thought I try to use them up to show you how easy it is to make cards with these products. And I also wanted to give you time to grab these deals before May 3!

My first card used one of the 4″ x 6″ cards on a Memories & More card base. This front is typically used as a journal card, but I decided why not on the front of a greeting card? The greeting stickers are the outlines leftover after I used the word stickers on my previous cards (see them here). Yes, I had to fussy cut them out, but what a great way to use everything!

Inside I used one of the matching flower stickers to coordinate with the outside.

These next three cards used a 3″ x 4″ card on the front of A4 size card base. The two Just Jade ones used a piece of the Flowers for Every Season DSP for the background and one of the Memories & More cards centered on top with dimensionals. One of the cards is a series of words on it and I cut them apart to use as the greetings on these cards – no stamping required!

This is the inside of the one on the left with a border strip of the DSP and a few of the sticker flowers from the Memories & More card pack. I’ll add a piece of the same DSP to the envelope flap for color and coordination.

On the center card, I cut the center out of the 3″ x 4″ card using my paper trimmer. It was easy to do by using the markings and guides. I used a piece of Basic White cardstock and add another of the cutout greetings. The large matching flower in the corner was another of the stickers in the Memories & More card pack. On the inside I used another of the 3″ x 4′ cards, but this time added the Basic White piece on top. I added one of the bow stickers to the corner for a little flourish.

The third card was a little more work, but still easy. You get 2 of each card in the Memories & More card pack, so I used one as the underlayer, then fussy cut the image out of the second card and layered it on top with lots of dimensionals. More of the greetings cut from one of the cards and a few Pearl Basic jewels for fun.

Inside I added a matching strip of the DSP and another of the matching flower stickers. Little touches like this are easy to do and really make a beautiful card.

My last card for today (there are many more I’ll share tomorrow and Monday!) used the very bright roses 3″ x 4″ card offset on a Misty Moonlight card base. Another of the cutout greetings and a matching rose sticker to complete the front. Of course, more Pearl Basic jewels for this elegant card.

Here’s what you need to create these cards:

Be sure to check out all the Last Chance items from the retiring 2020-21 annual catalog on May 3, 2021.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Timeless Tulips…did you miss this?

Celebrate spring with the Timeless Tulips bundle before it is gone. The bundle (which includes the Timeless Tulip stamp set and the Tulip Builder punch), is on the Last Chance product sale list as a bundle which saves you 10%. After May 3 the stamp set and punch are sold as separate items in the new 2021-22 Annual catalog. So, if these two items are on your wish list, be sure to get the bundle at 10% off by May 3.

I shared several of my cards I made with the bundle earlier, see here. I also want to share a few ideas for Mother’s Day, birthdays and even thank you cards to make with the Timeless Tulip bundle.

Now that you’ve seen all these beautiful cards made with the Timeless Tulips stamp set and the coordinating Tulip Builder punch, I’m sure you’ll want this bundle for your crafting.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!

Janice B

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